The Protector – Jodi Ellen Malpas
The Picturedrome, Northampton – Saturday 13th August 2016
I was lucky enough to be invited to the official Launch Evening of Jodi Ellen Malpas’ latest novel, The Protector, which is officially released on 6th September 2016.
Now, dressing up is not really my scene, I’m more a jeans and t-shirt type of gal along with my leathers for my motorbike! In fact the last time I wore a dress was when I got married in Mexico in 2013!! But the invite stated ‘Champagne Reception & Canapes’ and ‘Dress to Impress’ so thought I’d better pull something together!!
My daughter, Liane, and I arrived a little after 8pm and the Picturedrome was packed!! A lot of people had turned up to help Jodi celebrate. On entry we got a wristband and a glass of champers.
The place looked fabulous as we walked in, music playing, canapes being offered around, lit up lovely. Jodi was at the front with a queue of people all waiting in line to congratulate her and have a photo taken, so we joined the line!
Now, Liane and I are huge fans of Jodi, we love her books!! Who doesn’t love a bit of Jesse Ward or Miller? In fact I even went as far as to name my motorbike Jesse, much to my hubby’s disgust lol!!
Coming to the Launch Party was a bit of a surprise for Liane, as I’d managed to keep it a secret from her up until a couple of weeks ago. I recorded giving her the invite so Jodi could see her reaction – to say she was emotional is a bit of an understatement, so we were really looking forward to seeing Jodi again!!
As usual Jodi looked stunning in her dress!!
During the evening the official trailer for The Protector was given its initial unveiling. Its fabulous!! I’ve included it below for you all to see :-
Jodi got on stage to make some speeches and to say thank you to everyone, bless. I’ve put a collection of these photos together for you.
There was also a live band, who were fantastic!! They played some fabulous music and had the place jumping!! Everyone was dancing and singing and joining in, they were great. I did take some video’s which I am hoping to post directly on my FB page, so keep an eye out for these.
Everyone had such a fantastic time!! So I would just like to say thank you to Jodi for an utterly unforgettable evening. Thanks also go out to her PA Zoe and her sister Siobhan, both of whom must have worked incredibly hard behind the scenes with this as well.
Good luck with the baby Siobhan!
The wonderful Jodi had also arranged for us all to have a ‘party bag’ :
As you can see, Liane was slightly excited to find a signed copy of The Protector in her bag!!
I can’t wait to read it!! Have you ordered yours :
Pre order links:
I might just have some goodies to send your way!! Keep an eye out for a separate giveaway post!!
Thanks for reading.